Sometimes you want some cookies, but you want them to be a little lighter. I love bananas, oats, and strawberry jam (I'm a strawberry jam fiend!). These thumbprint cookies are easy and light on the wallet to make, vegan, gluten free, and can be enjoyed at any time of the day! You will need:
2-3 very ripe bananas (mashed)
2 cups of oats
2 tablespoons of flax seeds
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
A pinch of salt
Jam (The jam can be whatever kind of fruit you like! I used strawberry jam)
To start, preheat your oven to 350 degrees, then mash the bananas. Add in the oats, flax seeds, chia seeds, and the pinch of salt. Once its thoroughly combined, use an ice cream scooper to make the cookies. The mixture will be heavy and moist. I used a mini ice cream scooper (melon baller) to make the cookies. Lay them out on a baking sheet that's lined with parchment paper. Make a thumbprint in the centre (hence thumbprint cookie!). Scoop about a teaspoon of jam into each cookie. Let them bake for 10-15 minutes. Take them out, let them cool, and enjoy!!!
I absolutely loved these cookies. Everything I had on hand, plus I got to use my quickly ripening bananas. I got the inspiration for them from Oh She Glows, those cookies looked much prettier than mine! Gluten free and vegan can taste yummy too!